Melody Cole says,
"Join the American Federation of Musicians and start your retirement
account, today! In only five years you will be vested in a fund that pays
out the highest return in the land." Read these pages from the Musician's
May 31, 2002, President Bush proclaimed June Black Music Month. [Source]
This month, we're submitting several grants for operating and programming
funds. Photos [left] are of Parkway Middle School students the Jazz
Band, led by Melton Mustafa, Jr. and Vocal Ensemble led by Lorna
Lesperance on an arrangement of my song "Countin' On The Count"
arranged by Dr. Malcolm Black. Thanks for the video
by my brother, Carlton Cartwright of The Children's Coalition, Inc. taken
at rehearsal on May 5, 2011.
Young female drummer and bassist at Parkway Middle School [Watch video below]
wonderful time was had by all at ArtServe with Rick DellaRatta of
JAZZ FOR PEACE CONCERT on MAY 14. We're still getting calls from
attendees offering their compliments. Performances by Kim J, Robin Avery, Paul Banman,
Melody Cole, Rick DellaRatta Trio and violinists Sons of Mystro were well received.
Much thanks to our members Lorna Lesperance,
Tracy Fields (WLRN 91.3), Wanda Trotter, Revella Carter, Heidi Richards
Mooney and Lydia
Harris for making this event a success. Especially, thanks to Lee Calhoun
for manning the beverage table and Paul Banman for supplying all the sound
equipment and instrumentation! Also, we appreciate our vendors Dianne
Chandler of Dalila's Expressions and Johanie Aluc of BB's
Boutique. To our
sponsors Harbordale Spirits Shoppe and
Sir Speeding Printing our heartfelt
thanks! Finally, I would like to personally thank John D'Angelis and Debra
Cerritelli of Jazz For Peace for guiding us through the step-by-step grant
process to make this fundraiser possible. We raised $1,050 that will help
us move to the next level!!!
- Girls Spend the Night-In with BigChef
Girls Spend the Night-In with BigChefHollywood, FL (May 20, 2011)–
BigChef the company that specializes in gourmet canapés and hors
d'oeuvres that are delivered to your door is doing more than creating food
masterpieces. They are out and about sharing their amazing fare with women
who like to network and have fun, aka Girls Night In. This week Rosana
Santos Calimbichis hosted the monthly Girls Night In event in her home,
complete with food, fare and fun! Everyone enjoyed the food, the
fellowship and the fantastic view atop the penthouse overlooking beautiful
South Florida Beaches. Soft Jazz music was playing in the background
compliments of Joan Cartwright of Women
in Jazz South Florida, Inc., the non-profit of choice for the evening.
According to Rosana, "Girls Night In is a perfect opportunity to meet
other professional women in a nurturing environment. It is the ultimate
networking experience, because the focus is on collaboration and
communication. There is no 'glad handing' or pushing of business cards in
your face, it is all about getting to know one another to see how we can
help each other grow in business. I recommend GNI to any woman in Broward
County who would like a different kind of networking experience. My team
and I were delighted to provide the venue and the food. We enjoyed
showcasing our gourmet canapés and hors d'oeuvres for the event,
"Rosana had her choice of collecting money from everyone as an
"entry fee" to the event or taking a collection for a charity.
She chose Women in Jazz South
Florida - a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness of women
jazz artists to keep their music alive and showcase all the women who have
been a part of the history of jazz. Joan Cartwright, Founder said about
the night "What a delight to meet each and everyone of you at the top
of the world! Rosana is a gracious host and, if you feel like I feel, we
truly were in a welcoming surrounding to come together, last night! All of
you have inspired me and I am moved by your generosity at Rosana's desire
to benefit WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH
FLORIDA, INC. The food is so memorable that I'm waiting for more
canapes to show up as I type!!! Oh, what a lovely evening." For more
information about Women in Jazz South Florida visit www.WIJSF.com.
Night In - http://on.fb.me/GNISouthFlorida
is a health-conscious Food Company established in 1999 known for our
high-quality manufacturer of food items for the hospitality industry, as
well as consumers are guaranteed to delight your guests. BigChef is a lean
and green company offering freshly prepared frozen foods using local and
organic ingredients, whenever possible. A South Florida company, BigChef
specializes in gourmet canapés and hors d'oeuvres that are delivered to
your door. Big Chef is located at 5830 Funston Street, Hollywood, 33023.
For more information, visit www.BigChefOnline.com,
call (954) 965-2480 or email Rosana Santos email@example.com
Thanks to the City of Coral Springs
Special Events Committee for our $500 grant to present AMAZING
MUSICWOMEN at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Thursday, May 26.
Click images for all photos by Solange Bolce.
"An Evening with KJ Denhert" May 7, 2011- The trio of
KJ, Nikki Denner- keys and Jennifer Vincent-bass, perform
Beautiful at The Music Conservatory of Westchester.
Film & photo montage - Ralf Menningen
Pictured: Harvey Whirt, Mamadou Ba, ATN, Lisa Sandagata, special
guest Gil Parris, Lien Tran Menningen.It was an especially beautiful evening and birthday.
31, 2011 9:34
"An Evening with KJ Denhert" May 7, 2011- The
trio of KJ, Nikki Denner- keys and Jennifer Vincent-bass,
at The Music Conservatory of
Film & photo montage - Ralf Menningen
Pictured: Harvey Whirt, Mamadou Ba, ATN, Lisa Sandagata,
special guest Gil Parris, Lien Tran Menningen.
It was an especially beautiful evening and birthday.
M E D I A B L I T Z
Congratulations to Heidi Richards who is
now an adjunct professor in social media! The Spring edition of her online
magazine features our 10 fabulous female composers
and the article is just beautiful. It includes Amy Barbera, one of
our members, also.
Big "THANK YOU" to
Rosana Santos and Big
food preparation company that will distribute our CDs complimentary to
their clients. This opportunity raises $400 for our organization plus gets
500 more CDs out into the world with our music! If you have a business interested in doing this, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a deep discount on orders of 500 or more with
the company name and logo imprinted on the CD and cover, stating, "Compliments of ABC
Company". Buy one today!
NEWS FOR WOMEN IN JAZZ!
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS - PENSION PLAN
's our joy to share the gift of music with others. However, we may
overlook the need to care for ourselves or feel inadequate in this
activity because we don’t have “regular” jobs. Maybe we have
no idea where to begin. What I’m referring to is a pension for our
retirement years. Few musicians have a 401K package and that is even
unreliable, in today’s financial environment.
American Federation of Musicians offers an opportunity with a
retirement and pension package that is in the top 1% in the country.
With contributions of up to 15% of their earnings, musicians get
vested in only five (5) years!
about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) - Local 655 online
at www.afm655.com and explore
this great opportunity. Women live longer and we must prepare for
our later years, in a deliberate manner.
I just reinstated my membership. A representative of Local AFM 655
will meet with us to share the benefits of membership. Let’s take
advantage this, now! I’m on the 5-year plan! ~ Melody
Cole - 954-829-6009 - email@example.com